martedì 31 gennaio 2017

A warm welcome

Starter Kit

Hi guys.

This blog was silent for a very long time. Probably because I have crossed a period of my life rich in doubts, transformations, experiments. And also some sad personal matters.

And I want to start anew exactly from the end of the worst moment of my life, direct to the new exciting things that I'll experiment from now on.

Exactly 16 days after a very bad day I finally was on the plane pointed towards my new home: the United Kingdom.

It is not only my favourite Country since I was young or a place that me and my husband visited more than 17 times in the last years together. It's the place that more than any other else make us feels comfortable and happy.

Marco (my husband) recently found a great work in a beautiful city near London called Reading and he had to start in october. Unfortunately, for a series of reasons, I couldn't move with him from the start. And, finally, I was really close to live together with him again after the longest time in our life we were parted.

At the airport there was my entire family. I don't know how to explain how much they all are dear to me, how much they do and have done for us. I love them. I wish I would have knew in that moment that my plane was about to decide to start the flight 2 hours later, we could have spent a bit of time more together. It seemed all very faster (also because I am always terrified at the idea of losing a plane or a train and I'm use to arrive an excessive time before the moment of getting on board).
Or maybe not, the ticket for car parking at Fiumicino airport is VERY expensive.

Anyway, after some time that seemed like eternal, I finally arrived - exhausted - at London Gatwick.

That night was falling the first snow of the year (one of the reasons for that long trip) so my luggages comes to me happy to be completely drenched. But it's ok, I was too relieved to find them immediately if I have to be sincere.

My husband was waiting for me.
I knew that he would been there for me but anyway I can't describe the feeling of joyfulness, of ease and comfort, of gratitude at his sight. But there were all of them and so much more.

It was late so we spent the night in the near Hotel.

And there he prepared a delightful and unexpected present for me.

The "Starter Kit" or "The Welcome Kit".

All began with a small flower patterned suitcase laying on the bed of our room.
What could it be? I thought he purchase some cute gift like the ones in the hotels you can order together with your room reservation.

But inside the small suitcase there was... Another smaller flower patterned suitcase.

Funny... And cute.

Inside the second suitcase there were a lot of lovely little objects:
- A soft plush elephant with a soft plush heart in his trunk. We called him Eledante.
- A double decker wallet with 15 pounds inside.
- My new network rail card.
- An adorable card holder for oyster and network rail card but actually filled with two gift card: one for Paperchase and one for Primark. To buy the new fantastic things I need for my new life.
- The keys of our home.

I can't easily describe how this single action meaned to me. It cancelled all the stress and relieved the sorrow and projected me to my new beginning.

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